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  • Room for Hope benefits Lurie Children's
    Room for Hope at Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
    For many families, a night at a grand Chicago hotel can be an escape from the daily grind. When the hotel stay can bring hope to families and children who are receiving medical treatment, the night away is even more special. The Hyatt Chicago...
  • Chicago Catholics Get Lucky
    Chicago Catholics Get Lucky
    It's been a while since my last Chicago Catholic Examiner column, but today's topic is a very special piece. I'd like to wish a special Bon Voyage to a group of Chicago Catholics that are getting lucky. By “get lucky”, I...
  • One of Chicago's best beer gardens
    One of Chicago's best beer gardens
    Tacos, beer, tables with bright yellow umbrellas... it’s the makings of a fantastic afternoon in Wicker Park. If you're looking for perfectly cooked meat, traditional Mexican ingredients and bold flavors, head over to Big Star on Damen. ...
  • Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
    Update on possible Ebola patients in Chicago
    Two passengers from Liberia that arrived on separate flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, including a child who began showing possible symptoms of Ebola remain under observation at Chicago hospitals.An adult...
  • CPD
    Chicago Police officer shoots and kills 17-year-old male
    A 17-year-old boy who has not been identified by authorities has been shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer, according to Fox News on Tuesday morning. The boy was reportedly armed with a knife on the Southwest Side on Monday night. The boy...
  • Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart in "Chicago"
    Rapid Fire 20 Q: Terra MacLeod & Bianca Marroquin coming to TPAC in 'Chicago'
    As the National Tour of the Broadway smash "Chicago" prepares to blast into Nashville at TPAC's Jackson Hall beginning Tuesday, October 21 and continuing with shows thru Sunday, October 26, I recently had the chance to speak with...
  • Seven Halloween books to read with your child
    Seven Halloween books to read with your child
    Halloween is just around the corner, and while you might have costumes for the entire family and plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters, you can’t forget a good book or two to celebrate the season. Check out these books from your public...
  • Ferocious 'Fury'
    'Fury' beats down 'Gone Girl' for a win
    It was a World War II drama that took the lead with a fury at the box office. It ended up being an easy win over a two-time winner and a Halloween-themed film.Brad Pitt and his R-rated "Fury" stormed to the top with $23.5 million as it...
  • Chandler's Chophouse & Grille
    Brand new ambience with the same great menu and service at Chandler's Chophouse
    Chandler’s Chophouse & Banquets, located on the picturesque grounds of theSchaumburg Golf Clubis well known in the Schaumburg area for the past nineteen years with itssucculent steaks and chops, has recently reopened following...
  • Check out these trick-or-treating times in the Chicago area for Halloween 2014
    Check out trick-or-treating times in the Chicago area for Halloween 2014
    Halloween is just around the corner, but do you know when your community has designated trick-or-treat times? From Chicago out to the suburbs, there are plenty of communities that have certain times where trick-or-treating is encouraged. Want to...
  • Entrance to Chicago Filmakers center
    Chicago Filmmaker's classes help film students make the cut
    Movie-making is an art that looks easy on the surface, but becomes more challenging the more you learn to do it well. As most people who've shot a home movie learn, simple acts such as filming a two-person dialogue require the careful tweaking...
  • New bid solicitation reopened for new CTA rail cars
    New bid solicitation reopened for new CTA rail cars
    Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool today announced that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has officially kicked off a search for a manufacturer to make the CTA’s next generation of rail cars to modernization of its rail fleet...
  • Five candy-free alternatives you should give this Hallloween
    Five candy-free alternatives you should give this Halloween
    Halloween is just around the corner, and you might be wondering what you should hand out to trick-or-treaters this year. If you’re concerned about health issues or know that many children in your neighborhood have allergies, then consider...
  • Psymbionic at Great North Music Fest
    Chicago's SynerGeo Domes brings inventive atmosphere to music festival scene
    For modern music festivalgoers, enjoying an engaging, unforgettable festival ambience has become almost as important as the music itself.This summer, any festival regular may have laid eyes on the product of an emerging company, SynerGeo Domes....
  • Karen Lewis
    Karen Lewis has cancerous brain tumor and will not run for Chicago mayor
    Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union who was considering running for Chicago mayor, reportedly has a cancerous brain tumor. Therefore, it has been reported by the head of her mayoral exploratory committee that she will not be...